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Aesop's Fables in the Executive Suite
(Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1974)
I learned of this book through the Milwaukee Public Library in 1983 and had been looking for it ever since. Now that I have it, I find it somewhat disappointing. It is a set of 42 (41, says the dust jacket, slightly ...
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
(Maxwell Macmillan International, 1994)
I include this enjoyable little volume of reworked fairy-tales for two reasons. First, it quotes Aesop on the back cover as saying These stories are fables for our times. Second, it leads to a sequel that does include ...
Fuzzies: A Folk Fable for All Ages
(Argus Communications, 1971)
This short book is vintage early 70's material. People in a valley removed just far enough from the Inter-State Expressway used to enjoy life while they gave and received fuzzies (5). These are perfectly round, ...
Bouquet: Twelve Flower Fables
(Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1982)
There may be a distinct and strong tradition of flower fables, into which this recent entry would fit. The stories are not fables. They are good stories. Like the paintings, they are generally strong on the sensuous ...
Adventures in the Big Thicket
(Distributed by Word BooksFocus on the Family, 1990)
Fourteen simple animal tales told in Bayou dialect. Each is followed by an excellent citation from Solomon, which often picks up particulars from the story as well as the story's point. The stories center most around ...
(Mershon Company, 1854)
I include this book in the collection only because of the title. These are nine tales that the flowers told to the elves. In the first, Violet goes from the Queen of the Fairies, who are the protectors of flowers, to win ...
The Man Who Was Magic: A Fable of Innocence.
I found this a perfect story for reading on the train. It captivated me, and I had no trouble enjoying it to the finish. It is really a novel-length parable that sometimes tends toward allegory. In brief, this man is ...
The Potter and His Children: A Stone Age Fable.
(Carlton Press, 1971)
I tried unsuccessfully several times over to make headway in this novel-length story. At work here are apparently affection for animals and admiration for the creative wonder that a person is. For me, it is just too simplistic.
30 Chantefables pour les enfants sages
(Librairie GrundLibrairie Gründ, 1944)
The title here is unfortunately creative, at least for our sense of fable. These are indeed rounds to be sung to and with little children. They are all about animals, one to a page, and they are very pleasingly ...
The Boy and the Lion on the Wall
(Franklin Watts, 1969)
This book represents a mistake on my part. I thought the story was Babrius' (#136) of the boy who is doomed to be killed by a lion and so locked away in a deserted home with a lion pictured on one of its wooden walls.... ...